24 June 2016 3 min read

Whether it’s sharing a common interest or trying out a new activity, there are plenty of ways to connect with your new community once you have moved into a Stockland retirement village.

With the broad spectrum of retirement activities on offer, there is always something happening to suit your style – the question of what to do in retirement has never been easier!

Every Stockland village has a Community Centre or Clubhouse which is at the heart of day-to-day life and a convenient central meeting point. This is where you will find regular social gatherings, group activities and community events such as village dinners, bingo, card groups and book clubs.

The range of facilities on offer can include a gym, swimming pool, bar and lounge, bowling green, library and billiards room to name just a few.

More time for your interests

Living within a secure, well maintained community gives you more time to spend on your own interests and also to try out something new. Many of our residents find that strong friendships are formed through these common interests and shared activities.

Let your creative side flourish with an art, craft or music club, learn some computer skills, swap gardening tips or talk about your favourite caravanning trips – these are just a few examples of the many resident-led group activities currently thriving at Stockland’s retirement communities.

If your village doesn’t already have a club or society which caters to a specific interest you enjoy then the Village Manager can advise on how to get a new group up and running.

Improve your wellbeing

Whichever your chosen village, there will be facilities and organised classes which allow you to stay healthy in your own way.

Perhaps try a dance class such as line-dancing or even Zumba, or join in a friendly game of indoor carpet bowls or outdoor bowls. In a village with a billiards room, there are often many resident competitions for you to enjoy.

For those wanting more leisurely activities, many of our retirement villages offer croquet, tai chi, walking groups and water exercise classes.

Whatever your pace, you will find socialising with new friends within the village becomes a part of daily life as your neighbours and fellow residents become familiar faces.

Stockland is committed to creating communities that help residents achieve a sense of wellbeing and connect with their fellow neighbours.

All these activities range in availability from village to village. Ask your Stockland Sales Professional about the right fit for you.

Here’s what Colin has to say about his village life:
“My wife Joan often heads to the pool to do a workout when I’m at the gym. When I get home, I work on my vegetable gardens. I play bowls at the village bowling green and I’ve taught residents here to play bowls as well. The days are so full, I wouldn’t have time to go to work anymore – we’re too busy.” - Colin Wetton, Macarthur Gardens Retirement Village